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The Mandirs Of   Maharastra
The Mandirs of Maharastra - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kolhapur Pandharpur
Tuljapur Phede
Jejuri Morgaon
Alandi Bhimashankar
Parli Elapura
Shirdi Triyambak
Avantika-Ujjain Prologue
Epilogue Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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 MOTHER BHAVANI OF TULJAPUR

They arc some more like Amrit thirtha, Ganesh thirtha etc. The precincts and the kunds are perfectly tidy and at each there are priests called Upadhyaas stationed to guiding the bathers with rituals. On the banks of these thirthas there are many mini-shrines housing the adorable images of Dattratreya, Vittal, Vinayak etc. Crossing this, the visitors find several shops selling puja materials, like kumkum, haldi etc. Leaving them when proceeded further, the visitors enter the three phased prakara. Here they see vast courtyards with pillared aisles on all sides. The main shrine faces the cast and has four separate mandaps. Siddheswar Mahadev is enshrined in the eastern most part and next to it has a square shaped Sabhamandap with three entrances; and from here alone the visitors avail the darsan of the principal deity. Devotees who make offerings are allowed to go further and they alone can have a close look at the image. Adjacent to this lies the central mandap. The garbha griha is square shaped and is surmounted by a superb stucco sikhar. The architectural design and sculptural adornments attract the devotees. There are many worth-seeing images of several deities adorning the niches in the aisles around the main shrine. The statues of deities like Khandoba, Narasimha, Yami, Lakshmi Narayana beckon attention and adoration. The temple of Matangi Devi, one of the manifestations of Mother Bhavani is situated in the north east corner and this is equally beautiful and visit-worthy. Devotees offer prayers here also with equal fervour.

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About Mother Bhavani Of Tuljapur
Uniqueness.Pg1
Uniqueness.Pg2
Uniqueness.Pg3
Uniqueness.Pg4
Antiquity
The Matanga Episode
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg1
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg2
The Anubhuti Episode.Pg3
Historicity.Pg1
Historicity.Pg2
Historicity.Pg3
The Temple
The Kollala Thirtha.Pg1
You are Here! The Kollala Thirtha.Pg2
The Archamurthi
The Ghat-Shila
Pujas And Festivals.Pg1
Pujas And Festivals.Pg2
The Mother's Sleep
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